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Torres -- The family of Dennis A. Torres would like to thank their many relatives, friends, co-workers, neighbors, and people we may have met for the first time for all the words of comfort, the tremendous amounts of food, monetary gifts, beautiful cards and flowers, and heartfelt generosity shown to us during our great loss. Your concern and support have been of great comfort to the entire family. Much appreciation and God be with you all. Sylvia, Dominique, Marcos, Selina, Ellena and Veronica 
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Adams -- In Loving Memory Isaac C. (Ike) Adams April 7, 1922 to July 2, 1996Ike you were such a wonderful husband, father, grandpa and papa. You were and will always be a very special part of our lives. I miss you so much, your loving wife.
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Avila -- Alberto Lara Avila, 63, a resident of Albuquerque for 37 years, died recently at his home. He is survived by his daughter, Maria C. Dorsey and her husband, Bryan of Albuquerque; son, Albert Avila Jr. of Albuquerque; son, Mark D. Avila of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; son, Johnny E. Avila of Tucson, Arizona; daughter, Flora M. Mascarenas and husband, Steve of Albuquerque; daughter, Silvana Roybal and husband, Dennis of Albuquerque; son, Edward J. Avila of Albuquerque; son, Richard D. Avila of Tucson, Arizona; 18 grandchildren; a sister, Josephina Guevara of Plainview, Texas; and a brother, Espiridion"Piro" Avila of Plainview, Texas. Alberto was employed as a brick layer here in Albuquerque since 1962. Alberto was an avid artistic painter and a member of the Barelas Senior's Center. Memorial services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday at Aspen Funeral Alternatives, 1935 Juan Tabo NE.
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Candelaria -- Gabriel Candelaria, 37, beloved husband, father and son, was called home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, June 29, 1999. Mr. Candelaria was a lifelong resident of Albuquerque. He is survived by his loving wife, Isabel; daughter, Monica; son, Gabriel Jr.; grandsons, Michael; mother, Diana Flores; father, Eddie Candelaria; mother and father-in-law, Mike and Dolores Mirabal; brothers, Victor and Richard; sister, Valerie; brother and sisters-in-law, Michael Mirabal, Patricia Baca, and Ana Marie Mirabal; grandmothers, Theresa Santillanes and Sally Mc Guinness. He was well loved by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and by his Godson, Ruben Martinez Jr. He will be greatly missed by his loving family. Funeral services will be held at Victory Outreach Church, Bridge at Five Points, on Saturday, July 3, 1999 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at San Jose Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tony Madrid, Danny Romero, Steven Romero, Ruben Martinez Sr., Leroy Romero, Gilbert Gonzales, and Mike Baca. Honorary pallbearers will be Ray Mirabal, Michael Mirabal, and Godson, Ruben Martinez Jr. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW, 343-8008.
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Carnes -- Col. Sam A. Carnes, U.S.A.F. (Ret.), 87, a resident of Albuquerque since 1961, died Sunday, June 27, 1999. He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Charlotte B. Carnes of Albuquerque; daughter, Cynthia Carnes of Corrales; son, Sam A. Carnes Jr. and wife, Nancy of Knoxville, TN; grandson, James H. Wall Jr. and wife, Chandra of Rio Rancho; granddaughters, Suzanne O'Neill and husband, Bill of Albuquerque, Charlotte Smith and husband, Doug of Overland Park, KS, and Cindy M. Carnes of Knoxville, TN; great-grandson, Christopher Wall; and great-granddaughter, Amanda Wall, both of Rio Rancho. Col. Carnes was preceded in death by his brothers, John P. Carnes and James J. Carnes III. He was a veteran of WWII, having served for 27 years in the U.S. Air Force an an administrative officer in the Pacific and C.B.I. Theaters, retiring in 1961. After his retirement, he was associated with the American Automobile Association. Col. Carnes was a member of Christ United Methodist Church. Memorial services will be held Friday, 9:30 a.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE, with Rev. Lyle A. Reece officiating. Private interment of cremains will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Salvation Army, 411 Broadway SE. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Chavez -- Christopher Jerome (Chris) Chavez, 37, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, passed away Wednesday, June 30, 1999. He is survived by his wife, Yvonne M. Chavez and children, Christopher Aaron and Valerie Joyce; his parents, Joe and Joyce Chavez; two sisters, Marybeth and husband, Joe Villegas and Jane Chavez; four brothers, Joseph Chavez, James Chavez, Charles Chavez and wife, Lupe, and Richard Chavez; grandfather, Epifinio (Piffie) Chavez; his father and mother-in-law, George and Diana Benavidez; sister-in-law, Angela and husband, Mark Chacon, April Benavidez; brothers-in-law, George Benavidez and wife, Georgia, John Benavidez and wife, Melanie, Anthony Benavidez and Josh Benavidez; grandparents-in-law, Rosendo and Luisa Cruz and Neph Benavidez; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church and Firefighters Local #224, former member of Air National Guard, and served in the US Navy aboard the USS Enterprise. He was a graduate of Rio Grande High School. He did volunteer work for Mountain View Community Center, and numerous local charities through Firefighters Optimist Club. He is known for his loving heart, and reached out to everyone he met. He will be missed by everyone he loved and who loved him. Visitation will be Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Monday, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave. SE. Rosary will be recited Monday, 7:00 p.m., at St. Anne's Catholic Church, 1400 Arenal Rd. SW. Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, July 6, 9:00 a.m., at St. Anne's Catholic Church. Interment will be in Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave. SE, in charge of arrangements.
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Gomez -- Funeral Services for Mrs. Priscilla Gomez will be held on Friday at the St. Therese Catholic Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by the Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 3rd St. SW.
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Gonzales -- Diana Gonzales, 32, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, died June 30, 1999 at a local hospital. She is survived by her husband, Pat; two daughters, Erica and Angelica; her mother, Vera Bailey and husband, Ron of Albuquerque; her in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. Patrico Gonzales of Socorro; three sisters, Angela Garcia and husband, Elmer of Albuquerque, Josie Garcia, Yolanda Herrera of Albuquerque; four brothers, David Barela and wife, Vivian, Manual Barela and wife, Connie, Alex Barela and wife, Annette, and Ernie Barela, all of Albuquerque; and several nieces and nephews and many friends. She was self-employed with Pat and Diane's Krazzy Karaoke. She loved to sing and she brought joy to family and friends. Rosary will be Friday, July 2, 1999, 7:00 p.m., at Holy Child Parish in Carnuel, New Mexico. Funeral Mass will be Saturday, July 3, 1999 at 1:00 p.m.
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Gordon -- Peggy Janell Gainor Gordon, of Duluth, Minnesota, mother of Susan Gordon of Albuquerque and Sharon Gordon of Corrales, died June 16, 1999 as a result of cancer. Since Heaven's garden holds a new bloom, a garden ceremony celebrating her life will be held Friday evening, July 2 at 6:30 p.m., in Corrales, NM. Balloons will be released by her family during the celebration. Participating will be her daughters and their families, Pat and Tom Johnson of Duluth, MN and children, Eric and Katie; Sharon Gordon and Don Pearsall of Corrales and children, Sloan and Seth; and Susan Gordon and Ralph Critelli of Albuquerque and children, Spencer, Philip and Abby.
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Leyba -- Guadalupe"Pita" Leyba, 91, lived in Leyba for most of her life and had been a resident of Albuquerque for the past two years, died Wednesday, June 30, 1999. She is survived by her daughters, Josie L. Chavez and husband, Anselmo of Albuquerque, Magdalena Chavez and husband, Manuel of Moriarty, and Sara L. Hurtado and husband, Elias of Holman, NM; sons, Tony J. Leyba and wife, Connie of San Antonio, TX and Bernie Leyba and wife, Mary of Santa Fe; 17 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandsons; and brothers, Antonio Tapia and wife, Rita, and Don Tapia and wife, Lucy, all of Albuquerque. Mrs. Leyba was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Tranquilino D. Leyba; grandson, Samuel Hurtado; sisters, Rose Dominguez and Louisa Dean; and brothers, Cruz Tapia and Ralph Tapia. Rosary will be recited Friday, 4:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE. Mass will be celebrated Saturday, 10:00 a.m., at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, 5311 Phoenix Ave. NE, with Deacon Joe Quintana reciting. Entombment will follow at Mt. Calvary Mausoleum. Pallbearers will be Frank Leyba, Tearance Pacheco, Ernie Lucero, Augustine Chavez, Raul Hurtado and Elias Hurtado IV. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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